25 September 2009

Fairness in Funding? Tesla vs. Ford and Nissan

CNN Announcement of USG Grant to Tesla Motors

A tweet highlighted this small business predicament.
RT @timoreilly: Tesla gets $465M DOE loan to build "model S" - Ford got $4.9B and Nissan $1.6B under same program.
It's generally accepted that a different set of rules applies for extremely large firms, yet a core tenet of capitalist Herbert Spencer's Survival of the Fittest suggests a different policy. What about firms smaller than Tesla? Shouldn't better ideas receive the larger share of funding?

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